Field Hockey: Grafton Falls to Menchville

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Laurel Nicks recorded nine saves during a loss against Menchville. (file photo)
Laurel Nicks recorded nine saves during a loss against Menchville. (file photo)

Grafton’s field hockey team lost a hard-fought 2-1 game to Menchville at home Thursday evening.

Menchville got on the board in the first half thanks to a Jessica von Schmidt-Pauli goal. Menchville held that 1-0 advantage heading into the half.

In the second half, Grafton found the back of the cage for the first time. Grace Hoepfner collected a pass from Abby Zwirschitz and finished it to get the Clippers on the board.

But a goal from Menchville’s Hannah Struble put the game away and secured the win.

Grafton goalkeeper Laurel Nicks recorded nine saves in the losing effort.

The Clippers (1-2) will hope to rebound on the road against Poquoson on Monday.

Menchville 2, Grafton 1

Goals: Menchville (Jessica von Schmidt-Pauli, Hannah Struble), Grafton (Grace Hoepfner)

Assists: Grafton (Abby Zwirschitz)